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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition

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8.1
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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. This graphics hardware can run 695 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition can run Doom Eternal at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 131 FPS, Medium: 103 FPS, High: 69 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Assassins Creed: Valhalla is predicted to return a weak 23 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition ran Doom Eternal to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 100 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. Another game researched was Assassins Creed: Valhalla with predictions of L: 36FPS, M: 31FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 18FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Mafia 2: Definitive Edition, which returned L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 866 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 35% more powerful and can run 948 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Palit.


Overclock: Central Unit
None.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
4%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Call of Duty Warzone 48% 4%
Valorant 96% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Minecraft: Dungeons 56% 1%
Doom Eternal 3% 3%
Maneater 67% 18%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 63% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition Extras
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